Grey and Scarlet (1944)


First Edition of Grey and Scarlet: Letters from the War Areas by Army Sisters, 1944

Harrison, Ada. Austin, Robert. Grey and Scarlet. Letters from the War Areas by Army Sisters on Active Service. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1944.

Octavo. Hardcover. 1st Edition 1st Printing.

First edition of the illuminating collection of letters written by British nurses serving all over the globe during World War II, with a Foreword by Queen Mary. The copy of a contemporary British nurse. This fascinating collection of letters shares the experiences of British sisters--professional nurses with military rankings--serving during World War II. It offers details of the most horrifying parts of war, from wound healing to dysentery, as well as details about the incredible distances nurses traveled and their experiences in foreign lands. Owner signature of E. Williams of Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve, a Royal-warranted nursing organization treated extensively in the text. Bookplate of John Winton, likely the British author (real name John Pratt), a lieutenant-commander during World War II known for his Navy-oriented books. Book about-fine, with only a couple tiny spots of soiling to interior. Dust jacket better than very good, with a bit of wear and slight toning to extremities.